“Fast & Furious.”
494 days ago, I first brought to your attention the ATF gun-smuggling scandal, “Fast & Furious.”
Today, we know the scandal resulted in the deaths of at least three American Border Patrol agents, scores of innocent Mexican citizens and . . .
. . . the Obama administration wanted to use “Fast & Furious” as a tool to foist gun control on the American people.
Thanks to you, NAGR members and supporters who answered the call to action, this evidence was uneartherd.
Hundreds of thousands of phone calls. More than one million petitions, post cards, faxes and letters.
Your collective grassroots efforts forced Congress to investigate “Fast & Furious.”
For your time and efforts, you should be commended.
Yesterday, Congress voted to find Obama’s hand-picked anti-gun Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt for not turning over documents related to this ongoing scandal.
The final vote was 255-67, with a number of Congressmen walking off the floor, refusing to cast a vote.
This was a victory for gun rights activists in the larger war to protect our gun rights, but Holder still remains in office, and we could be looking at months, if not years, of litagation in the courts over this matter.
The fact is, our Second Amendment rights are still under attack from anti-gunners in Washington, D.C. and quite frankly, from around the world.
Perhaps lost in the “Fast & Furious” fiasco is that next week, just two days before Americans gather together to celebrate our Independence Day, bureaucrats in New York City will gather.
On July 2, the United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs (UNODA) will be meeting in New York City to discuss putting the finishing touches on their “Small Arms Treaty.”
Here’s what the U.N.’s Website has to say about the conference:
“From 2-27 July, all countries of the world will come together in New York to negotiate what is seen as the most important initiative ever regarding conventional arms regulation within the United Nations. A robust arms trade treaty can make a difference for millions of people confronted with insecurity, deprivation and fear.”
While the United Nations has often proven toothless in its grandiose global initiatives, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has stated:
“The United States is committed to actively pursuing a strong and robust treaty that contains the highest possible, legally binding standards . . .”
With the full backing of the United States government, it is likely the U.N. conference will be able to hash out final details on a “Small Arms Treaty” — and the threat that such a treaty could be enacted must be taken seriously.
With President Obama desperate to look “tough on terrorism” ahead of the November election, Second Amendment supporters must be ready for anything.
As mentioned, the excuse for the treaty is “improving national and international security.”
A final showdown this fall in the U.S. Senate could certainly be in the works. This is a fight gun rights supporters cannot afford to lose.
Once again, your activism in seeking to get to the bottom of the “Fast & Furious” scandal is one that should be applauded and admired.
But as I just laid out, there is no rest for gun owners.
You and I must remain ever-vigilant if we are to preserve, protect, and defend our Second Amendment rights.
Battles lay ahead.
I want you standing next to me as we march forward.
Executive Vice President
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